Bittern

Definition of Bittern

Bit´tern
n.1.(Zool.) A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.
1.The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of magnesium which it contains.
2.A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.

Related Words

American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus, Botaurus stellaris, European bittern, heron, Ixobrychus exilis, least bittern, stake driver
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